Alex was born in a small settlement near Kalastaja, which was barely a village and consisted of hastily put together barricaded houses. His father had left his mother Elena before Alex was born. Alex's mother barely ever talked about his father but all she told him was that his father went up north.
Alex's mother was a psychiatrist and taught Alex at home for his formative years. Alex's past time consisted of reading his mothers English psychiatry books, which fascinated him. They would occasionally visit Kalastaja, where Alex's mother had friends and some distant family. In Kalastaja he got interested in becoming a doctors apprentice, and in his teenage years he did just that at a small clinic in Kalastaja. The clinic treated a lot of the wounded soldiers from the wars of the 40s. At the clinic his education consisted of practical training with the main surgeon of the clinic and reading up on diagnostic medicine.
After becoming a practicing doctor at the clinic, after a while Alex got bored. He banded together with a few of his friends and decided to head north in the late 60s and decided to settle down near Nyheim after witnessing the horrors of the wilderness.